Montréal a su se tailler une place enviable parmi les grands centres du multimédia depuis 25 ans. Main-d’œuvre qualifiée, culture distincte et avantages fiscaux ont tous servi d’ingrédients dans la recette de son succès. De nombreux diplômés de McGill contribuent à l’essor de ce secteur d’activité, qui se trouve aujourd’hui à un tournant décisif. par Jean-Benoît [...]
Montreal Neurological Institute director Guy Rouleau says neuroscience isn’t progressing quickly enough. The Neuro is shaking things up by making its research data widely available.
by Andrew Mahon Many McGill graduates go on to become top-notch researchers, accomplished academics, influential policy advisors or international leaders. Over the course of his remarkable career, Victor Dzau has checked off all those boxes and more. Dzau, BSc’68, MDCM’72, is president of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly the Institute of Medicine. Based [...]
by Linda Sutherland There is a valuable new tool for the estimated 19.5 million people in North America who develop peripheral neuropathy as a result of their diabetes. This serious complication, caused by chronically high blood sugar levels, damages nerves that carry messages between the brain and the feet. For those afflicted, the consequences can [...]
Alain Brunet has pioneered an effective new treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. He is introducing it to Paris, a city still recovering from devastating terrorist attacks.
Leonardo DiCaprio wasn’t the only one enduring the elements during the filming of the Oscar-winning The Revenant. Michael Diner, BSc’87, was the movie’s supervising art director.
by Megan Jones Living in the city makes you smarter – if you’re a bird that is. According to research by Jean-Nicolas Audet, a doctoral student in the Department of Biology, urban birds are bolder, healthier and more intelligent than their rural counterparts. Audet and his colleagues, University of Sydney postdoctoral fellow Simon Ducatez and [...]
Children with conditions such as cerebral palsy and autism have an important new ally in CHILD-BRIGHT.
VarageSale’s Tami Zuckerman, BEd’02, credits much of the popularity of her virtual garage sale app to the way it helps nurture a sense of community.
by Kate Sheridan BA&Sc’14 About 35 people will walk into a $3.5-million investment management operation and begin to work as analysts this summer. But they won’t be recent grads – well, not alums of finance programs. In fact, they’ll just be beginning their degrees in finance at the Desautels Faculty of Management. These students will [...]